San Juan, PR

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February 26, 2009

After three rainless weeks a welcome tropical shower blew into San Juan, Puerto Rico, one afternoon last May, awakening Casa Delpin with the sound of trickling water.

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  The perforated concrete panels on the façade of Casa Delpin.  Photo by: Raimund Koch
    The perforated concrete panels on the façade of Casa Delpin.

    Photo by: Raimund Koch

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  Windows have been pushed out with deep concrete wells.  Photo by: Raimund Koch
    Windows have been pushed out with deep concrete wells.

    Photo by: Raimund Koch

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  The dining area feels like an extension of the pool, with water channels on two sides.  Photo by: Raimund Koch
    The dining area feels like an extension of the pool, with water channels on two sides.

    Photo by: Raimund Koch

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  Eneida Nuñez stands on the terrace of the master bedroom.  Photo by: Raimund Koch
    Eneida Nuñez stands on the terrace of the master bedroom.

    Photo by: Raimund Koch

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  The living room is further lit by three protruding skylights angled to catch morning and afternoon light.  Photo by: Raimund Koch
    The living room is further lit by three protruding skylights angled to catch morning and afternoon light.

    Photo by: Raimund Koch

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  The couple kept original touches, including the arch.  Photo by: Raimund Koch
    The couple kept original touches, including the arch.

    Photo by: Raimund Koch

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  Traditional isleño tiles (at the top) were augmented with a new pattern by architect Nataniel Fúster.  Photo by: Raimund Koch
    Traditional isleño tiles (at the top) were augmented with a new pattern by architect Nataniel Fúster.

    Photo by: Raimund Koch

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  The house is largely enclosed for privacy, but hints of the outdoors, with its tropical light, are always close by. A royal palm enclosed in concrete suggests the contained foliage of courtyards found in older San Juan homes.  Photo by: Raimund Koch
    The house is largely enclosed for privacy, but hints of the outdoors, with its tropical light, are always close by. A royal palm enclosed in concrete suggests the contained foliage of courtyards found in older San Juan homes.

    Photo by: Raimund Koch

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